The Army fired shells on Koonitivu, four miles north-east of Muthur, on 20 November, injuring five civilians, including two children. Farm animals were also injured. The Tigers attacked the Kaddaiparichchan Army camp, two miles east of Muthur killing two soldiers and wounding six. Reports say V Pathmananthan and A Sivalingam were arrested in Kantalai on 3 November by police. Relatives have complained to the Human Rights Commission that they were severely beaten up by the police.
In Mannar District, the Sri Lankan intelligence services arrested 24 year-old Jayadeepa Mariyadas at Uppukulam in early November on allegations of LTTE links. Two of her relatives were also taken into custody. The Navy arrested twelve Tamil youths on the Mannar coast on 6 November and handed them over to the police. Further south in Puttalam District, the Navy fired on fishermen at sea off Kalpitty on 23 November. Kingsly Fernando was killed and Rizmy Fernando was wounded.